Pakistan looks to improve border security
Talks with NATO, Afghan forces signal progress
The Pakistani army held talks with NATO and Afghan forces yesterday in an effort to improve coordination along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, a sign of thawing relations after American airstrikes accidentally killed 24 Pakistani soldiers last year. Pakistan was outraged by the attack on two of its Afghan border posts on Nov. 26 and claimed it was deliberate. Islamabad retaliated by closing its border to supplies meant for NATO troops in Afghanistan and by kicking the United States out of an air base used by American drones.